5 Ways to Prepare for 2022!


5 Ways to Prepare for 2022!

December 1, 2021

Attention, the new year is approaching! Is your business prepared?

With 2022 right around the corner, it is a great time to take stock of where your business currently stands and turn your attention to the future for growth. This requires not only an outlook to the marketplace but also an internal ‘check’ of your infrastructure to include resources (people, process, and technology) for growth and sustainment of that growth.

What are your business goals for the year to come, and what kind of planning do you need to do to get there?

Here are some Kreative tips to prepare your organization for the new year. Follow these steps to take your business to the next level in 2022!

  1. Improve your Processes for the New Year

Process Improvement is what Kreative does best! For your organization to remain efficient you must take a good hard look at the current processes in place. Are they effective?

Make sure you analyze your organization’s current processes and identify which activities are redundant or unnecessary. If you find inconsistencies in your current processes and procedures, then it’s time to update your processes.

Consider asking these important questions:


2. Check your Quality System Through Internal Audits

At Kreative, we understand the time and effort it takes to prepare for external audits. We help organizations of all shapes and sizes prepare for their audits to comply to a specific standard or requirement. That’s why we know better than anyone that the preparation starts with internal auditing.

Internal audits are vital to an organization’s success because they help identify gaps within your business that can be remediated to protect your assets. This helps senior management with identifying and prioritizing risks as well as mitigating them within your enterprise.

Consider asking these important questions:

3. Improve Your Business Through Organizational Change

Once you have implemented new processes, it is important to continually gather feedback. It is most effective for organizations to document their procedures as this produces greater visibility into the progress made. By documenting, employees can then reflect on the workflow activities that were conducted and offer their opinions and feedback on improvements.

Consider asking these important questions:

4. Create an Effective Business – Write a Business Development Plan

At Kreative, we help our customers plan and achieve their goals regularly. We always recommend that our clients create a business development plan to capture their goals and set KPIs for their firm.

It’s always smart to think about what requirements are necessary to meet your goals. For instance, are there any certifications your organization needs to become more competitive or bid on contracts? Is there a timeline you must consider? These are questions we always ask our customers to help them be successful.

Consider asking these important questions:

5. Protect your Business Against Cyber Threats
The security landscape is in a constant state of change. Cyber-attacks are on the rise and growing more sophisticated by the week. The FBI reported a 300% increase in cybercrimes since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Cybersecurity hygiene plays a huge role in your company’s security since 95% of all security breaches cite human error as a major contributor. It’s time for businesses to do their part and be cyber smart to avoid falling victim to costly cyber-attacks.

Consider asking these important questions:

Breathe, relax, you got this! Planning doesn’t have to be stressful. Think of the New Year as a fresh start to re-energize your business!

At Kreative, our mission is to help businesses reach their full potential by implementing quality and security best practices! As change agents, Kreative has helped organizations ranging in size from 2 team members to 10, and even 800. We tailor our unique service offering to assist our customers on their path to achieve quality and security certifications including ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27000, CMMI DEV, CMMI SVC, CMMC, NIST, and DFARS.

Investing in these certifications is a great way to stand out among your competition in 2022. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Kreative today to revamp your business! 💡